The use of psychedelics, especially naturally-occurring ones, dates back centuries. History has it that many of them served various traditional and healing purposes among the indigenous people in different parts of the world. However, their healing qualities have had a checkered past. This is now changing.
Researchers found that “their experience with psychedelic drugs was so powerful that they could recall and report on changes in symptoms from racial trauma that they had experienced in their lives, and they remembered it having a significant reduction in their mental health problems afterward,” said Davis.
The UK is experiencing a psychedelic renaissance. Young people in England and Wales are taking three times more LSD than they did five years ago, scientists at top universities are claiming hallucinogens can revolutionise how we treat mental illness and the use of magic mushrooms has been increasing by around 40 percent year on year.
Bruce Tobin became interested in psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, 10 years ago when he was approached by a woman who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
A group of activists in Portland, Oregon, are working on decriminalizing psychedelics in the city, touting the benefits of drugs like psilocybin and ayahuasca for mental health.
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